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Golden needles in rocky haystacks News

by Pat, 6 September 2013 | 0 comments

Gold nugget.

Imagine you have a massive pile of rocks. You think there might be gold in the rocks, not much, but enough to make some money. Now it might be easier to find out how much hidden gold there is.

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Blow bubbles! Activity

by David, 27 August 2013 | 0 comments

Keen to blow some seriously big bubbles? Try making this bubble mix!

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Cold to the core News

by Pat, 5 July 2013 | 0 comments

Ice core being held by gloved hands.

A fridge or freezer can preserve food for weeks, months or years. But that’s nothing compared to glaciers, with layers of ice preserving information about Earth’s climate for thousands of years.

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Cupcake chemistry Activity

by Pat, 1 July 2013 | 0 comments

Cooking is fun and it’s a great way to make a tasty snack. But have you ever thought about what’s going on when you cook something? Try making some cupcakes, and you’ll pick up a thing or two about chemistry.

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Sniffing out cancer News

by Pat, 21 June 2013 | 0 comments

Melanoma (type of skin cancer) on skin.

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and around the world. Researchers in the USA are developing a new method using the unique ‘smell’ of skin cancer cells to detect them earlier.

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The different faces of phosphorus News

by Pat, 17 May 2013 | 0 comments

Burning match.

Strike a match. It lights thanks to phosphorus. This element doesn’t just have fiery applications – it’s important for life itself.

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, mummy! Activity

by Jasmine, 11 May 2013 | 0 comments

Dried and decorated apple resembling a head.

Looking for a mummy this Mother’s Day? Try this activity!

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Printing tissues News

by Pat, 26 April 2013 | 0 comments

Last year Science by Email reported how 3D printers could print out chemicals. Now scientists from Oxford University are using 3D printing to create materials that mimic biological tissues.

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Anzac science Activity

by David, 25 April 2013 | 1 comments

It’s Anzac Day – time to stick a sprig of rosemary in your hat, go to the dawn service and bake a batch of Anzac biscuits. But, while I was baking, I noticed some strange things going on.

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